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What is a short squeeze?

First, it was GameStop and the era of the ‘meme’ stocks. Then it was the Archegos hedge fund making massive bets on well-known technology companies. More recently, it was a massive spike in the price of Nickel. What all these events have in common was that they all involved a ‘short squeeze’. Short squeezes have…

Drew Meredith | 23rd Mar 2022 | More
Three ASX stocks ripe for a takeover

ASX shares have been popular acquisition targets in recent times. Notable takeovers include Sydney Airport, Class Limited and Australian Pharmaceutical. Here are three more ASX shares with takeover potential. 1. Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1) Megaport provides Network-as-a-Service services to companies. It’s similar to Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, except it’s a neutral provider. The business expects to be cash flow breakeven by the…

Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 23rd Mar 2022 | More
  • One little prick that could go a long way

    Blood diagnostic company Haemokinesis Limited is ASX-bound, with its $17 million share issue, at 20 cents a share, closing this Wednesday, with Haemokinesis expected to commence trading on the exchange on Friday, 8 April. When it hits the screens Haemokinesis will have a market capitalisation of $77 million. Haemokinesis – which means “moving blood with…

    James Dunn | 18th Mar 2022 | More
    Two beaten-down blue-chip buys

    It could be a smart move to consider ASX blue chip shares during this period of intense volatility since the start of the year. Blue chips are typically ones that have strong positions in the market and can offer more reliability in times of economic difficulties. I’d only want to go for opportunities that are showing…

    Jaz Harrison | 16th Mar 2022 | More
  • A timely reminder why mining companies make poor hedges

    The pandemic combined with the invasion of Ukraine has sent global commodity markets into flux. Commodities ranging from grain to crude oil are surging to near-record levels with 2020’s demand weakness offset by 2022’s significant supply-chain issues. In an environment of growing volatility and inflation, investors are naturally seeking hedges for their portfolios with gold…

    Drew Meredith | 16th Mar 2022 | More
    Is it too late to jump on the Nickel bandwagon?

    The price of nickel is going nuts, soaring past US$100,000 a tonne. The London Metal Exchange (LME) canceled nickel trading on Tuesday after an unprecedented 250% price rise was triggered by Western sanctions against Russia. The price surged to hit US$101,365 a tonne, the highest point ever seen on the LME. So, what’s going on?…

    Ishan Dan | 11th Mar 2022 | More
    Confused about the Metaverse? Cointree explains it all.

    Confused about the Metaverse? Well, you’re not the only one. There’s been a lot of talk about the “Metaverse” after Mark Zuckerberg rebranded Facebook and named it Meta Platforms. It all started a few years ago when Zuckerberg bought a virtual reality (VR) company called Oculus, which manufactured VR headsets. With Oculus, you could put on…

    Ishan Dan | 11th Mar 2022 | More
    The one true hedge that continues to deliver

    Investors are piling into the safe-haven asset following the crisis in Ukraine. Dubbed the “currency of last resort,” gold is often seen as a safe-haven asset in times of market turmoil, because it retains its value during a time of crisis. Going back in history, gold has been considered a store of value for quite…

    Ishan Dan | 11th Mar 2022 | More
    Three top ASX dividend picks

    ASX dividend shares are an essential part of all income portfolios. Especially when the official cash rate is just 0.10%. After accounting for inflation, money kept in a bank account is earning a negative return. Here are three ASX dividend shares I’d add to any income portfolio. 1. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) Despite rising competition from neobanks…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 4th Mar 2022 | More
  • Montgomery says high-quality stocks are trading at “compelling” values

    With interest rates forecast to rise as early as next month, January provided a rude awakening for equity market investors, after markets fell as investors headed for the door. Chief investment officer of Montgomery Investment Management, Roger Montgomery, says, “It’s good news for investors.” Rising inflation combined with weakening economic growth was enough to cause…

    Ishan Dan | 2nd Mar 2022 | More
    Five stocks to watch after a big earnings season

    ASX shares have been reporting some impressive growth numbers today. Here are five ASX shares that caught my eye and I’ll be watching going forward. 1. Whispir Ltd (ASX: WSP) Communication platform Whispir – which assists governments and companies communicate with stakeholders – recorded a 70.4% uplift in revenue for the first half of FY22. The business is…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 23rd Feb 2022 | More
    The solution to higher prices is higher prices

    This most simple of quotes is likely to be tested in the coming months after what can only be described as a bumper year for commodities. Seen as one of the few true inflation hedges, professional and amateur investors have been pouring into everything from energy to iron ore, lithium and rare earths in the…

    Drew Meredith | 23rd Feb 2022 | More